This Tissue Box Cover will add to any Halloween decor. It fits over any standard size cube tissue box. Make it for your holiday and then change the cover for the season. The Winter Long Tissue Cover is here.
I have done all the measuring to make this box the perfect size to fit. All you have to do it cut it out and assemble it. It used up quite a bit of my scrapbox.
The grey makes a nice neutral background for all the embellishments and it looks like the night sky. It needs to be a fairly heavy paper. I used 100 lb weight but 65 lb might do it. The embellishments can be cut from anything in your scrap box. I tried to make the color selections on the pumpkins so that nothing overlaps the same color.
Cutting the Halloween Tissue Box
The decorations on the top and the bottom border are very intricate cuts. You may need a pokey tool to push out the little flaps of paper. They are very delicate so be careful pulling them off the mat.
I combined all the little pieces on one mat. To see how to do that watch my video.
A Note about Glue
I used Art Glitter Glue with the metal tip to glue the box together. Note: For those of you in the cold of the North, Art Glitter Glue does not ship to the cold states in the winter, so make sure you have enough on hand to last the winter. Order Art Glitter Glue here.
Assembling the Halloween Tissue Box
First, re crease all the folds. Then separate all the embellishment pieces for each side so that you can keep them straight. You want to assemble all the embellishments before you try to glue the pieces on the box. The pumpkins are particularly tricky. Liquid glue works best here because they are awfully small parts.
Assemble each side before you try to attach them together. Look at the pictures above to see how each side goes together. Make sure all the tabs on the side pieces are facing the same way. I had one upside down when I first made one of these boxes and the sides didn’t fit together right.
Next glue all the sides to the top in a cross shape with the pieces upside down and the top of the box on top. I tried to assemble it one side at a time and it gets rather tricky. Here is a picture from one of my other boxes to show what I mean:
Make sure the glue is dry before you fold the sides down. Fold the sides down one at a time and glue each side to the next one at a time until you have a cube.
And your Halloween Tissue box cover is done. Enjoy!
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